This was such a hard thing to paint, in so many ways! First the architecture of the reamer. Then I used a board with a lot of smooth 'ground', which actually was slick, and difficult to paint on- you can see the ridges where the sanding didn't go down far enough. I had to practically sculpt the paint on. Didn't like doing it, I was sweating like Hurley (hey, LOST fans!) trying to get the paint not to slide into other colors. I thought this reamer was so cool till I saw one yesterday at Crate & Barrel for half the price. I hate that!